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Chemistry 409 - Chemistry & Society (UNH Durham)

This guide provides an outline, with links, of selected elements of our Feb. 27 class, "Your cell phone and you: finding and evaluating scientific information."

Refereed (also called Peer Reviewed) journals

In the referee process (also called peer review):

  1. Researcher submits manuscript for publication to the journal editor
  2. Editor sends a copy to one or two anonymous reviewers
  3. Reviewers, who are peers of the author (researchers in the same field), evaluate it and make recommendations
  4. Editor notifies author if accepted, accepted with changes, or rejected
  5. If the article is accepted with changes, it is the author's choice whether to make the changes or submit to another journal. 

                  This process provides quality control by peer review.